An Integrated Phenotyping Platform for Deeper Roots.

Welcome to DEEPER, a project funded by the ARPA-E ROOTS program to develop an integrated phenotyping platform to support the development of maize and other crops with deeper roots. Such crops would have substantial benefits in addressing key challenges in global agriculture, including better capture of water, N, and better sequestration of atmospheric C. The project encompasses genomics, genetics, modeling, robotics, crop physiology, phenomics, image analysis, field sensors, soil science, and biomathematics, led by an interdisciplinary team of distinguished researchers.